When the going gets tough, the
This episode is unlike any other that I’ve done. It’s a personal account of the Colorado flooding that happened in the past week and how I watched conspiracies start up around me due to different information provided at different times.
Since I just got power back a few days ago and am behind on various things, ONLY the main segment is in this episode. The next episode (puzzler ideas?) will be about Richard Hoagland’s claim (and others’ claim) that Mars’ moon Phobos is actually hollow. I’m going to be in Yellowstone National Park during October 1 (for a full week, around Oct. 1), so the next episode will either be out a few days early or a few days late.
Is it evidence for Mars
Having been murdered?
This is another classic-form episode. I state the claim, go through background info, and when you understand the background information, the claim falls away. It’s also just a tad over 30 minutes, returning to my roughly average length.
I had to cut out extra parts this time because I’m a bit bogged down with work. I have about half a $million in grants due next Friday and I’m having a party the day after, so I’m a tad busy and also the next episode might be slightly delayed (like this).
The most important announcement I made is that I’ll be interviewing Robin Canup on October 4 for the 89th episode on October 11. It will be about lunar formation and remaining problems and whether (as Bob Novella I think wrongly claimed) the “Big Splash” model is dead because of various mineral abundances in different locations. We’ll see what she says. If you want to have input on what she says – or more, what I ask – feel free to recommend questions for me to ask her. Please keep them very narrowly focused on lunar formation: She’s a very busy person and I don’t know how much of her time I’ll be able to take.
I’m sorry for the incredibly late notice. Stuff happens, as we all know.
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Anyway, in about 22.5 hrs, Friday night at 7PM (EDT) on September 6, I will be giving an abridged version of the TAM 2013 workshop that Bryan and I did two months ago. A teeny bit of new material, but a lot had to be cut to bring it down to 45 minutes. I think it’s still an interesting talk, features a live camera demo illustrating image noise, and it goes through lots of common phenomena that occur in photos today that have mundane explanations (which I’ll demonstrate) but that many people claim are PROOF (with a capital “P”) of ghosts, UFOs, a binary companion to the sun, reptilians, and various other things.
If you’re in the greater Atlanta, GA area, anywhere near the Tellus Science Museum, come on by! There will be a ~15-minute Q&A and the museum will be open extra-late and I’ll chat with everyone I can who wants discuss the talk or related stuff!
Blood Moons and Jewish Fests,
Their combination brings fear,
But don’t worry … much.
This is a classic-form episode. I state the claim, go through background info, and when you understand the background information, the claim falls away. It’s also just a tad under 30 minutes, returning to my roughly average length. The episode also has some feedback and a puzzler.
And I apologize to anyone who speaks עברית.
UFOs, quantum, new-age …
Let’s see what’s out there.
After realizing I had around 10 minutes of clips, lots already written, and more I wanted to write, this is a Part 1 of 2 mini-series on the claims of David Sereda.
The purpose of this episode is to provide a background into how Sereda went from a UFOlogist to a more generic new-ager with a few specific claims of his own. I then go into two of his main claims (of MANY that I’ll go more into next time) and wrap up with when giving your professional background becomes an argument from authority logical fallacy. Actually, almost everything that Sereda says is a Name that Logical Fallacy exercise.
This episode “required” me listening to approximately 40 hours of Coast to Coast AM. I took nearly 10,000 words of notes. I think I may take up drinking …
Again the new blog is WND Watch.
Could be tested with a watch.
So, is Hoagland right?
This is a longer episode, over 40 minutes long. Hopefully I didn’t drone too much. The episode is based on a blog post from last May, going through how one could design an experiment IF you assume EVERY SINGLE BIT of what Richard Hoagland says is true about hyperdimensional physics is true. It’s meticulous. Which is why it’s long. And I show why, quite literally, Richard’s data as they are currently presented are meaningless.
And now, seriously, the next episode will be about claims made by David Sereda on the structure of … stuff. He wasn’t this episode because I had about 40 hrs of Coast to Coast audio to listen to, and I have about 16 hrs left. So, yeah, next time.
BTW, link to the new blog is: WND Watch.
The Conspiracy Skeptic himself, Karl Mamer, has posted a 69-minute interview of me. In the interview, we discuss numerous things but try to focus on TAM and my new blog, WND Watch.
Sorry for the lack of posting lately (and my suspended TAM series … that’ll continue soon). I’m in the process of moving from one city to another and despite my planning, it’s taking a lot more time than I had expected.
But stars, etc. are far away.
So, can light speed change?
A shorter episode on a mainstay of young-Earth creationism, if light were faster in the past, then stuff >10,000 light-years away can reach us within the young age of the universe. It’s a pretty straight-forward episode, and due to me moving from one city to another, there’s not too much extra stuff, though there is the rare New News segment.
The next episode will be about claims made by David Sereda on the structure of … stuff. Think Depak Chopra but without the medical claims and without the sanity. Yeah, I did just say that.
BTW, link to the new podcast is: WND Watch.